Sunday, February 8, 2015

IN THE MEDIA

Below are the most recent news stories about the "catastrophe" that is currently the Archdiocese of Agana. For a full list since July 2013 go here.

Feb 04, 2015 KUAM
Toni Sanford and Carmen Kasperbauer on "The Buzz" with Jesse Lujan 

Jan 27, 2015 PACIFIC DAILY NEWS
Joseph Rivera, a former member of the Archdiocesan Finance Council, said he's hurt by the continued attempt by the Archdiocese of Agana to publicly accuse Monsignor James Benavente of mismanaging church funds.

Jan 26, 2015 KUAM
Archdiocese accuses Monsignor Benavente
Guam - Controversies within the Catholic Church continue as more accusations against Monsignor James Benevente have been made public by the Archdiocese of Agana.

Jan 26, 2015 PACIFIC NEWS CENTER
Tim Rohr with Patti Arroyo
The latest development in the Catholic Church leadership debacle.

Jan 26, 2015 MARIANAS VARIETY
Catholic Church cites irregularities, says finances ‘in the red’
AFTER accounting firm Deloitte & Touche LLC determined the Archdiocese of Agana’s finances were not auditable, the archdiocese’s administration took matters into its own hands and completed what the Chancery Office said is an “internal review” of financial affairs.

Jan 26, 2015 PACIFIC DAILY NEWS
Internal review discloses specific details
The Archdiocese of Agana yesterday disclosed specific details of alleged financial mismanagement by Monsignor James Benavente, the former administrator of the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral-Basilica and The Catholic Cemeteries.


Jan 15, 2015 PACIFIC NEWS CENTER
Who Owns the $40M Redemptoris Mater Seminary in Yona?
Local Catholic Observer Tim Rohr believes that since its purchase, the Archdiocese has made some secret dealings that have officially turned over the property to a third party, namely a corporation made ...

Jan 15, 2015 MARIANAS VARIETY
Visiting Vatican officials meet with Concerned Catholics group
THE Concerned Catholics of Guam met with the three visiting Vatican officials last week and presented them with a report detailing their concerns about “mistreatment of certain members of the clergy,” the Archdiocese of Agana’s finances and the church’s assets.

Jan 14, 2015 MARIANAS VARIETY
Apuron to visit Pope Francis in Philippines
ARCHBISHOP Anthony Apuron will visit Pope Francis while the pope is in the Philippines later this week, according to Rev. Adrian Cristobal, archdiocese spokesman and chancellor. Cristobal said the archdiocese has not yet received word as to whether or not the pope will visit Guam after his visit to the Philippines.

Jan 14, 2015 KUAM
The Buzz TV: blogger Tim Rohr (Part 1) (Part 2)


Jan 13, 2015 K57 RADIO
Tim Rohr with Patti Arroyo
The Jungle Watch blogger talks about his meeting with the Apostolic Visitors from the Vatican.

Jan 13, 2015 PACIFIC NEWS CENTER
Vatican Officials Will Report Back to Pope on Guam Church Investigation
Local Catholic observer and blogger Tim Rohr says that Vatican officials who visited last week will be making a full report to the Pope.

Jan 12, 2015 KUAM
Blogger explains why he met with Vatican officials
Guam - With the delegation from the Vatican no longer on island one individual who was able to meet with them shares why the delegation contacted him for a meeting.

6 comments:

  1. Dear Tim I just wanted to hear straight from you are you really the broker that assisted apuron in the action hotel transaction? You might have been asked or responded to this accusation before maybe but I would like to know. Sincerely a concerned catholic.

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    1. Dear Anonymous. 1) I am not a broker. 2) I did not get my real estate license until 2005, 3 years after the Accion Hotel transaction. Thanks for the opportunity to clarify.

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  2. Tim, thanks for all that you do. Just wanted to share I had a good early morning entertainment reading the comments section of the PDN Jan 27th article. The kikos just can't resist the "evil" Jungle. Also, it was interesting to read a comment about the infamous "manila envelope" given to the pope, followed by signature kiko threat.

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    1. Yes, "signature kiko threat" pretty much describes it. Thanks.

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  3. Is a count up needed after the Apostolic visit to see how long it takes for some action to happen or has it happened already

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    1. A "count up" would work against us. When Rome moves, they want as little attention paid to the move as possible. In fact, I had hoped to tone down this blog after my talk with the visitors, but AAA and his "fellas" up on the hill amped up the attacks even before the visitors got on the plane. So that's why I'm still here.

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